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The ‘Rucksack Appeal’

On the final week of term pupils throughout school took part in a whole host of activities to generate funds for the ‘Rucksack Appeal’. The initiative is aimed to support the homeless, by purchasing rucksacks, sleeping bags and other much needed items. 

Forms were competing not only to raise the most money for a deserving cause, but also for house points!  There was a competitive buzz around school, with fundraising efforts varying from raffles and cake sales to pupils parting with their pennies to drench their teachers in sponge throwing!

Activities that took place included:

  • 8U, Mr Vallooran’s form, organized a highly competitive Fifa Tournament.
  • Mr Bardon’s form 10U challenged their peers and teachers to a ‘planking challenge’ testing their core strength
  • Mrs Black’s form, 7U used the garden area for their sponge throwing, 50 pence a throw seemed a cheap price to pay to drench their favourite teachers!
  • Mr Toothill was the master baker for his form 10P, producing brownies, cupcakes and other sweet treats. Pupils from 10P put their sales skills to the test on the cake stall at break times and lunchtimes.
  • ‘Corpus Christi’s got Talent’ showcased dancers, magicians, origami specialists and football talents. It was organised by Miss Lambert’s 8C who also sold sweets and popcorn for the audience.
  • Mr Ahmed’s form 80 served their peers with indulgent hot chocolates with marshmallows.
  • Mr Culkin’s form 8P ran a ‘name the bear’ competition with some interesting names!
  • Mrs Matthews form 10C raffled off a hamper at 50p an entry.
  • In Miss Mayo’s 8R, talents were utilised as pupil Navroop sold her paintings and offered her skills to produce commissioned artwork.

The form who managed to raise the most money for the appeal was……..

9R in Clitherow- They displayed impressive sales skills, selling raffle tickets to win form teacher Mr Walton’s microphone! Congratulations to them and everyone for a fantastic effort. 

The house who raised the most was……

Haydock with a total of £568.05, followed by Clitherow at £467.66 and Arrowsmith not far behind with a final total of £439.09.

An impressive £1,713.46 was raised in total, enabling us to purchase 30 rucksacks all filled with toiletries, underwear, socks and sleeping bags. Ruth and Joe will dispatch these items to the homeless.  

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